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SUV bursts into flames in head-on crash; 3 killed

Three Dead After Accident On 215

Steve Marcus

City Wide Towing operators load the roof of an SUV onto a flatbed truck after a fatal accident on the 215 Beltway between 5th Street and Aliante Parkway Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.

Updated Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 | 3:58 p.m.

Three Dead After Accident On 215

City Wide Towing operators pull the roof of an SUV onto a flatbed truck after a fatal accident on the 215 Beltway between 5th Street and Aliante Parkway Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Launch slideshow »

Three people were killed this morning when a car on the 215 Beltway in North Las Vegas went out of control and slammed head-on into an SUV, which burst into flames, the Nevada Highway Patrol reported.

The car was eastbound on the beltway west of North 5th Street about 5 a.m. when it ran off the right shoulder, the patrol said. The driver overcorrected, sending the blue Mazda 6 spinning across the median into oncoming traffic, the patrol said.

The car crashed head-on into a Cadillac Escalade, which caught fire, the patrol said.

The driver of the SUV, a 59-year-old man, was not wearing a seat belt, the patrol said. He was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

An unidentified passenger in the SUV and the driver of the car, a 56-year-old man, also were killed, officials said.

The names of the victims have not yet been released.

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